Some say that the gas price equals our durrent inflation however our incomes having risen properly to match it. Major problem there. Politics, market shares are dominating the problem jst so some guys can get elected and have their way and just aking advantage of the rest of us who deserve to be paid properly. The FIAT system is not working spemding money that doesnt even exist.
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Thread: Gas prices..
Mar 18, 2012, 08:49 PM #32Member
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- Aug 2011
- The marshlands, carolina
Let me throw in my 2 cents. That's all I have in the bank. First Alvin wages have not kept pace. I have gotten over 30 percent wage increases in the last fours years but I'm more broke now than this time last year. The oil companies have made record profits for the last 6 yrs. that's profit vs. revenue. Also banks and wall st folks have been doing pretty well for a while. You want prices down, stop driving when you don't need to. Send the message that you won't pay it and it will come down. And the answer is definitely not to invade/attack some oil producing country like Canada. Did you know that Canada and Mexico have more crude than the rest of the world combined.
Mar 18, 2012, 10:10 PM #33Member
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- Jun 2011
"Attack or invade some oil producing country like Canada."
What- where did that come from? When have we done that & please don't say Iraq. I did the Gulf War & have plently of buds that did the leatest one. When a country invades another country, they typically don't leave voluntarilly or give it back. They also do not have "Rules of Engagement" that limit what they are allowed to shoot at. If you believe that, then we should have cheapest oil on the planet.
Mar 19, 2012, 11:09 AM #34
I figured if you own a car for 4 years, you spend about 10k on gas over the life of the car... average. If you got a Chevy Volt, and only drove it as a commuter car... maybe to the liquor store and around town and whatnot... and put a few solar panels on your roof, you could basically save $2,000 a year in fuel.
Mar 19, 2012, 12:07 PM #35
Mar 20, 2012, 12:15 AM #36Senior Member
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- Jan 2012
yeah the volt is priced in the 40 thousands. buying a wagon 4 banger or vw tdi turbo diesel or w/e is going to come in 15k less, in which the 2k saved a year in volt purchase wouldn't return on investment compared to these alternatives for something like seven years... i just bought a 2.0l 4 cylinder jetta wagon getting 29mpg highway and like 23 city for a combined savings of twice of what my jeep gets currenty, which is like 13 combined give or take... lifted 4.0l with 33" tires.